DirectDefense Appoints Cybersecurity Expert Rick Tillery to Lead Company’s Growing MSSP Program | New


ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 20, 2022–

DirectDefense, Inc., an information security services company that provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, ICS/SCADA security services, and 24/7 managed services, today announced the appointment of Richard (“Rick”) Tillery as Director of the MSSP. Rick will lead the DirectDefense team of security analysts who focus on cybersecurity event detection and are responsible for managing and improving the detection infrastructure and response to cybersecurity incidents.

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DirectDefense appoints cybersecurity expert Rick Tillery to lead the company’s growing MSSP program (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Rick brings decades of leadership experience to DirectDefense and our managed services division. His unparalleled knowledge of the threats facing our industry will allow us to be even more resilient against the most advanced threats. We look forward to growing this area within the organization while continuing to deliver the white glove service that DirectDefense is known for, and we are pleased to have Rick’s operational guidance to lead us,” said Jim Broome, president of DirectDefense, Inc.

Rick has over 25 years of combined US military and industry experience. He has worked extensively around the world with various energy companies and law enforcement agencies including the Department of Defense, Denver Police Department, German Bundespolizei (Federal Police), in rail traffic, airports, ports, and several other special tasks assessing, developing, and implementing a wide range of cybersecurity business transformations, such as comprehensive cybercrime and cybersecurity operational redesign. Rick was also instrumental in the redevelopment, implementation and management of cybersecurity operations within the Department of Energy. His efforts have significantly reduced risk exposure and cost savings, ranging from $5 million to $500 million per year.

During his service in the U.S. Army, Rick gained in-depth cybercrime and cybersecurity knowledge and skills, holding leadership positions working with capital projects, turnarounds, reliability, maintenance , operations and consulting of various agencies. He is a recently retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer 3.

About Direct Defense

DirectDefense, named one of America’s fastest growing small private companies in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 by Inc. Magazine, is a provider of information security and 24-hour managed services. /24/7 headquartered in Englewood, CO, with offices across the United States. . Founded in 2012 on more than 50 years of combined experience in the field of information security, DirectDefense provides continuous security solutions and managed services that help businesses and organizations protect their critical data and infrastructure against the most advanced threats and adversaries. To learn more, visit

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